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Indirect Bonding

Our patients love our unique bonding procedure which is a quick and accurate application of braces.

What is Indirect Bonding?

The practice of indirect bonding starts with creating a mold of your teeth. This process only takes a few minutes and provides us with an exact replica of your mouth. From there, we get to work in our lab, where we create a 1:1 model of your teeth.  Dr. Kirk H Allred and Dr. Sean M Oliverson will then meticulously position each bracket precisely where it should go on each tooth. For the final step, we create a custom tray that allows us to transfer the brackets from the lab model to your teeth.

Since we take the time to put the brackets in the exact position on the lab model, it eliminates the difficult process of placing orthodontic brackets directly on the teeth.  Indirect bonding takes less time, is much more comfortable, and cause for fewer  loose brackets. 

Once your custom tray is finished, your braces are ready to be installed. You'll come back into the office to have your custom tray fitted and your braces attached. Indirect bonding enables us to place all of your brackets at once. What this means for you is less time in the chair when your braces are bonded to your teeth, and less time with those pesky cheek retractors holding your mouth open.

What's the Difference?

Typically, indirect bonding is more accurate than traditional bracket placement since the brackets are placed on a lab model. The model can be rotated 360 degrees as needed, so we can get a visual image of every detail and angle. With precise placement of each bracket, it allows for us to start in the right direction from day one, moving teeth more accurately, and causing for a smoother quicker journey through your orthodontic treatment.

Allred & Oliverson Orthodontics

  • Ogden - 3550 Harrison Blvd., Suite 2, Ogden, UT 84403 Phone: 801-393-6200
  • North Ogden - 2251 N. Washington Blvd., North Ogden, UT 84414 Phone: 801-393-6200

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